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Chimney Cap Replacement- What To Know

About  Chimney Caps

A Chimney Cap acts as a shelter at the top of the chimney, protecting it from the elements and from debris and animals that may otherwise find their way in. These devices not only allow for ventilation of your chimney, the vents or mesh wire can prevent debris and animals from entering your chimney. Perhaps more importantly, however, a chimney cap allows smoke and gas to escape. It is a front line of defense against birds, rodents and the like as well as keeping rain and snow from entering your home.

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How Do I Know If I Need To Buy A New Chimney Cap?

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), a chimney cap is the most economical way to keep water out of your chimney. Unfortunately, this component does not last forever. If your chimney cap is damaged, it cannot prevent water penetration. Additionally, it can’t perform the other important jobs it can do.

One clear sign that your chimney cap is damaged is standing water in your firebox. If the cap is cracked, water will be able to get into your chimney through the cracks. This water will land in the firebox. You may also be able to check the condition of your chimney cap by looking up at the chimney. If you see signs of rusting, you should replace your chimney cap. You should also consider replacing your chimney cap after a major storm. This is especially true if you think it may have suffered from wind damage.

Measuring Your Chimney

When measuring for a Copper Chimney Cap, measure the flue from side-to-side and the gap between flues. Then, measure the tallest flue height above the chimney crown. Measure the distance from the outermost flue to the chimney crown outside edge. Finally measure the total span of all flues, and the outermost chimney crown from end to end. If you have more than one flue, or your flue is rectangular in shape, you will probably require a rectangular chimney cap.

A copper construction is strong, long-lasting and the metal will gain a beautiful and classic patina as time passes, providing an elegant appearance. If you do not like the patina, it can easily be removed by polishing to restore a brand new appearance.

Installing a chimney cap requires precision and expertise. Antebellum Roofworks, LLC can handle any size or shape of cap you need, with precision and quality, whether it is a standard cap or a  Copper Chimney Cap. Call them today at (615) 794-9111 or fill out their  contact form for a  job quote or to get started.

How Can ROOF-AID Extend Your Roof’s Service Life?


How can roof aid extend your roofs service life -Your roof is constantly exposed to threats from the elements, but your inaction could be the reason for its downfall. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, up to 8 in every 10 roofs fail prematurely, and improper maintenance is the usual suspect. Failing to proactively schedule inspections and tackle repairs might cause your roofing system to fail in its prime.

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How to Maintain Your Metal Roof

How to Maintain Your Metal Roof  – One of the best materials for roofs today is metal. A greener alternative, it is affordable and comes in thin, durable sheets. Commercial buildings have enjoyed it for years, and now roofing contractors have made it available to residences across America.

Working With a Custom Sheet Metal Contractor

Working With a Custom Sheet Metal Contractor – Metal roofs have been rapidly rising in popularity due to their excellent features and benefits. What most homeowners don’t know, however, is you can incorporate metal into your home’s structure and design in more ways than just the roof. Custom sheet metal contractors like Antebellum Roofworks offer high-quality metal components that can improve your home’s beauty and efficiency.

Common Metal Roofing Myths

Common Metal Roofing Myths – With its amazing benefits and unique beauty, it’s no surprise that metal is one of the most popular roofing materials on the market today. Along with its fame, however, comes some common misconceptions that may be holding you back from investing in this excellent material. Antebellum Roofworks, one of the leading local roofing contractors, sheds some light on the top myths surrounding this material.

Why Roof Replacement Should Be Left to the Professionals

Why Roof Replacement Should Be Left to the Professionals – Some homeowners think they can save money and time by working on their roof themselves. After all, they have the skill and are willing to apply the elbow grease to do it. But in reality, a roof replacement project is always a job for professionals like us. Antebellum Roofworks, one of the top roofing contractors in our area, explains why you should hire a roofing contractor for your project:

Don’t Do It Yourself: 4 Risks of DIY Roofing

Don’t Do It Yourself – According to HomeAdvisor’s 2017 True Cost Survey, a healthy percentage of Americans love to do DIY projects. Leading the pack are the millennials, where 60% of them are habitual do-it-yourselfers. While fixing things yourself can be beneficial in certain instances, you should take a different approach when it comes to roofing work. Considering the risky nature of the job, every penny you spend on professional services will be worth it.

What to Expect From Your Roof Replacement Project

Roof Replacement Project – To give your home exterior a grand makeover with little stress, roof replacement is the least disruptive remodeling project you can do. That said, it’s a major home improvement that requires sound decision-making. To pull it off successfully, here’s what you can expect from the process:

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